Submissions of papers on topics, as listed below, are invited. All submissions should be posted via the website.
Please click on the folowing link to submit your paper: Submit paper
Please note the following important dates for submission of papers:
Full papers must contain the following:
Author's name, affiliation, postal and e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers. Authors are requested to ensure that these contact details are correct and it is your responsibility to ensure any changes are made available to the TPC Chair. If a submission is co-authored, the primary recipient of the correspondence should be clearly indicated. An oral presentation of 20 minutes will be allowed to successful students at the conference.
Work-in-Progress (WIP) papers must contain the following:
Author's name, affiliation, postal and e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers. Authors are requested to ensure that these contact details are correct and it is your responsibility to ensure any changes are made available to the TPC Chair. If a submission is co-authored, the primary recipient of the correspondence should be clearly indicated. An oral presentation of 15 minutes will be allowed to successful students at the conference, including time for questions and answers. If too many acceptable Work-in-Progress submissions are received, some might be invited to display their research through a poster session.
All full paper submissions should clearly indicate which topic and sub-topic they are addressing at the conference although the Technical Programme Committee (TPC) reserves the right to make changes.
Note that papers that do not comply with the prescribed formats and deadlines will not be considered for review.
Submissions should be posted via the website. Receipt of submissions will be confirmed. If you do not get a confirmation within 5 working days, please contact the TPC Chair, Stefan Scriba via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The final deadline for submission of papers is 18 May 2015. Submission for the Work-in-Progress (WIP) papers is 18 June 2015. Instructions to the successful authors regarding the submission of their respective presentations will be sent separately.
The TPC reserves the right to alter any of the deadlines. Members of the Technical Programme Committee consisting of academics and leading industry players will review each paper. The TPC member list will be available on the website.
Technical Programme Categories and topics
(Please note that the individual topics per paper category are meant to merely serve as examples and are not meant to be exhaustive)
1. Standards, Regulatory & Environmental
3. Converged Services
4. Internet Services & End User Applications
5. Limited Range Communications
6. Access Network Technologies
7. Core Network Technologies
8. Data Centre & Cloud
The following information is provided so that authors' papers can be successfully integrated to produce the conference proceedings with a consistent look and feel.
Questions and comments can be forwarded to:
SATNAC 2015 TPC chair
Tel: 012 311 2686
Tel: 012 311 1952
The SATNAC 2015 TPC requires that the documentation is submitted in Acrobat (pdf) version 9 compatible with no password or protection enabled.
The following MS Word template of the document structure, styles and layout should be used to prepare your paper.
SATNAC MS Word Template (52KB)
Alternatively make use of the following documents if you prefer to us LATEX to prepare your paper:
Please use the following powerpoint presentation template.SATNAC Powerpoint Template ( 577KB)
Formulas and Equations
All equations and formulas should be placed in text boxes or within the specific equation editor. This ensures that formatting, characters and layout are fixed.
Document Naming Conventions
In order to correctly identify and catalogue the paper, the document must be named using the following convention:
<Principle author name>.extension (e.g. Booysen.pdf)
If more than one document is submitted, please identify the documents with a unique integer value after the author's name
e.g. Booysen1.pdf, Booysen2.pdf
Do not password protect any files.
Papers must be uploaded onto the online database and access will be through the the SATNAC website before the relative submission closing dates. All emails to the TPC chair must contain the word "SATNAC" in the subject header.
Confirmation on Receipt of Paper
The SATNAC 2015 TPC will acknowledge receipt of documentation within 5 working days of receiving the documentation. If no receipt is received in this period, please contact the TPC chair Stefan Scriba.
The Review Process
The SATNAC 2015 TPC will review papers based on criteria as described in the following documents:
SATNAC Reviewers Form ( 16KB)
SATNAC Reviewers Form Appendix ( 14KB)
Although reviewers will know the details of the authors when the paper evaluations are performed, their professional integrity will ensure a fair process. Each paper will be reviewed by at least 3 experts. However, if an author would like his/her paper to be reviewed "double blind" then a second version of the paper should be submitted with the necessary information stripped out but the paper must still retain the same physical format.
Important: The TPC reserves the right to send all the submissions to a plagiarism search engine.
All documentation received will be checked for viruses. However, it is the responsibility of the author to ensure that documents are free of viruses. Any document that is infected with a virus and cannot be recovered will be returned to the author, with a request that a clean copy be resubmitted.